AIBC Newsletter | April 2, 2020

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Thursday, April 2, 2020
AIBC AIBC Response to COVID-19
The health and safety of AIBC registrants, volunteers, and staff is of utmost importance. Several services and events have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the cancellation of the 2020 conference and closing of the AIBC offices to visitors. The Institute continues to operate as staff are working remotely. Registrants are encouraged to refer to the AIBC COVID-19 webpage, which is frequently updated with new information and resources, including an FAQ section and practice-related matters. Read more.
AIBC Essential Services, Field Review, and COVID-19
On March 26, the provincial government released a list of essential services. The following was listed: “building code enforcement, inspection of buildings, building sites and building systems by building officials and registered professionals (architects and engineers).” Given this update, Field Review is considered an essential service. It’s important to note that other aspects of practice are not considered essential. Read more.
AIBC AIBC Council Nominees Announced, Council Election E-Vote
The 2020 AIBC Council Election e-vote will open on April 9 and close on May 4. Six Architects AIBC have put their names forward as nominees for the five positions – results will be announced on May 4 following the close of the electronic vote. Read more.
AIBC Member Motion from the Floor Update | Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
During the 99th Annual Meeting, several member motions were approved regarding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Since then, an AIBC Task Force has been created with the mandate to develop and implement an appropriate response to the Calls to Action from the Report. Read more.
AIBC 100
AIBC The Next 100 Years
The last period of our AIBC 100 timeline has been unveiled – 2020 and beyond. Learn about trends occurring in the profession, what's next for the AIBC as outlined in the 2019-2023 strategic plan, and more on AIBC 100.

Fast Fact: Supporting the next generation: The AIBC provides a selection of scholarships and bursaries for individuals pursuing a career in architecture, with more than $30,000 available annually.

AIBC Happenings
AIBC Professional Conduct Matters
The AIBC publishes findings and admissions of unprofessional conduct by AIBC registrants. Below are the most recent publications:
Intern Architect Happenings
  • AIBC Courses taking place in April have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the website for more information.
AIBC Volunteer Opportunities
AIBC Courses
2020 AIBC Course Schedule.
AIBC Courses fill up quickly so ensure you register without delay. Upcoming courses with availability include the following:
Recognized Educational Provider Events

The AIBC welcomes REPs: Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC), SMT Research Ltd.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, listed REP events may be changed, cancelled or postponed. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the organizer’s event webpage.

Industry News
Upcoming Events
Resource Roundup
Frequently Referenced AIBC Resources COVID-19 Resources


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